Louie (Louis C.K.'s show on FX)

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i just watched 6 episodes in a row on the FX website. i couldn't stop laughing. truly amazing. i couldn't find a thread! i searched, i swear.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah there is this old thread! sorry. that was kinda hard to find, to be honest. anyway, i will let others decide if the new show deserves its own thread. it really is so good.

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

i totally spelled the show wrong. i should go to bed...

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

can you change the thread title to louie? i hate when i do things like that. this show waa made for me. lots of shows are. the t.v. knows what i like. he's such a good writer.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's pretty amazing. i always think i'm beyond amazement cuz i'm so old and jaded but then something comes along and amazes me. i like that.

x-post

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

it doesn't have to be! i just needed to testify and i couldn't find the old one fast enough.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

from wiki:

He was married to New York artist and painter Alix Bailey in 1995; they divorced in 2009. He has two daughters from the marriage[9] and shares joint custody of them with Bailey.[10]

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I already went all over the moon about the poker scene on the first thread, but that was also amazing

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I will be trying this in a few minutes. I don't know this guy!

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm about to watch the new one. exciting!

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

he likes the helicopter idea:

http://www.youtube.com/louisck#p/u/30/AO1KsU1rG7s

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed. lots of stuff made me laugh. out loud. loudly. maria laughed a lot too. we laughed together.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

first episode is kinda clunky, but the instasmile date thing is so fucking brilliant that it makes up for it

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

just posted this on the other louie thread, but the coffee shop routine from last night was the cinematic equivalent of how I feel on ILM

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

And yeah, as disjointed/clunky/whatever this show is, I totally look forward to it every week. I love that Louie just says 'fuck it' to any real story lines or what have you.

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

If we're posting things in both threads: that ice cream scene was just brutally real for me.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Liked the first ep, was pretty good. I'm trying to get over my reservations about the production "style". It isn't exactly like CYE, although some of the acting pushes it in that direction.

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to think of another show about a guy who is basically sensible and lovable but hates himself. seinfeld: sensible, he loves himself. CYE: hates/loves himself, is in no way sensible.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed.

seriously, i could watch him doing variations "your father is dead" for an entire episode

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNRNCk3YwqE

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Scott, post this stuff in the actual Louie thread, for fucks sake

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's actually the thread for HBO's LUCKY LOUIE

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

and we've been talking about LOUIE in it for like three months now.

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

just becuz whiney wants people to post in th other thread i am posting in this thread..may they join in a golden tapestry.....i heard him talkin about this show and now watch it on th boot legz tube idea/.//its so good...it makes people run away from th room..then run back when they hear sumthin funny..search also th npr interview he did recently...hes in town alot bxing/training and playin guitar..i dont feel like bothering him..i dont want to become th "annoying fan upstate" character in hz routine...love himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

there is a piece sumwhere where he talks about other male characters who basically love themselves versus those that hate themselves...th ep w th kid and th single mom was awesome

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

really? it came off as flat for me

the bit he was doing in the beginning about feeling full was funny, but the whole heckler thing, including when he runs into the woman later on in the bar seemed pointless to me, and i guess confusing in tone, as well. like, at first i thought the whole thing hinged upon tension between him and his balding schlubby comic cronies and the heckler gal, and there would be some huge satisfying blowup, but the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. or was that the point?? i'm confused. what was i supposed to be laughing at or pondering over?

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

like larry david's cye character is pretty horrible, but somehow likeable. louis' character in that scene seemed completely devoid of even the tiniest shards of charisma or intersting-ness

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

David's character deals with social anxiety by trying to dominate it and the show climaxes when he fails.

Louis's character deals with social anxiety by being completely overwhelmed and bewildered by it and the show climaxes when he breaks the whole thing down in one very intense, cathartic conversation

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

i refuse to make that choice because i love all of ilx equally

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

great episode tonight - really kept wondering where this was all going. once again, loved the attitude of the ending

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, great ep. Wonder how he'll cap the season off...is the finale next week?

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

heh the kid's look at the end

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

watching the next episode of louie, he has an alcohol hangover from smoking marihuana. have neglected these thanks to dvr

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's kind of cute in a ginger divorcee kinda way when he has facial hair and looks like a giant child molester when he doesn't

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is def. shaping up to be one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory - lots of memorable scenes and odd touches, but still feels like it has room to grow and change. The fact that this last ep was suspenseful and touching as well as being funny as hell is a testament to its unique malleability - people call it CK's Curb, but that show is so much more traditional.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was thinking the exact same thing, Simon (about it being a really strong first season), tho I immediately thought that Community's first season is still stronger.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

well so much of comedy isn't based on a comedian up there saying mind-blowing truthful things and someone thinking, "whoa i'm wrong about things" but the comedian making some obvious points and someone thinking "ah he gets it, i'm right about everything"

that extends to both the offensive trash from the worst of the worst comedians to the painful truths/inspiring sepia toned macro comedy.

― omar little, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:40 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is absolutely true of 99% of media experiences today! writing, academia, music, etc which doesnt mean each piece of work doesn't have the potential to do the opposite

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:45 (one week ago) Permalink

people are complicated. someone can lie and then tell the truth and use their work as therapy and also use their work to make themselves look better in public. and compartmentalize AND be confessional, etc, etc. that's just people for you.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:45 (one week ago) Permalink

i do think a thing about comedy & our conception of what comedy is which does shape our negative impressions of it vs. other forms of art is what a monolithic seeming community it is, both in terms of consumption & which creators find success

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink

that said i dont entirely agree w adam, that i got things from his comedy that i think he did especially well & being dishonest w himself and others as self-interest doesnt mean his introspection was entirely fraudulent

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:32 PM (sixteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i don't think it was entirely fraudulent, there are probably bits of real self examination and stuff in there, but i do think there was an implied layer of authenticity and trust that has been irrevocably shattered.

it's a tricky situation and im coming at this as a former fan so i am kind of wrestling w my own reaction in real time here.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I think the number of people who are so fortunate that they can actually use their work as a truly therapeutic outlet is vanishingly small. It seems like a very American thing to believe that you can achieve absolution through hard work.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink

therapeutic benefits of work different from absolution.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

As a less volatile example, I thought the long Louie scene with Dane Cook worked on a bunch of levels. There had been the rumors about Dane Cook stealing CK's jokes, and so to have all of that aired on a scene - directed and written by CK! - was compelling. He had to write Cook's position on the situation in such a way that Cook would agree to play himself and say those words. That kind of thing is just fascinating, as much as it is now tainted by the new context to the maker overall.

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:58 (one week ago) Permalink

i keep thinking of that first scene - was it the very first scene of the very first show? - where he unleashes on the woman who is talking during his set. its a pretty verbally violent scene.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

it was not the very first scene but it was pretty early on. also afterwards she confronts him about it, in a scene I don't recall being all that convincing

Simon H., Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink

i stopped watching the show when i got to that scene. which i think is in the 4th or 5th episode. he calls her a cunt. says he hopes someone puts a dick in her face and gives her aids. says her dad was a homeless chinese man or something weird like that. then afterwards when she confronts him she starts to coming round to him, like she almost ends up being into him. i was just like "jesus christ this is the show that everyone watches?"

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:07 (one week ago) Permalink

it's like, the child molesting humor works because it's so over the top that any sane person could understand louie's not serious. but following a woman to her home after she's said repeatedly that she's not interested... it's too real. even if it's meant to be taking the piss, i don't like it. i wanted the scene outside the building to end with the woman telling louie "you're not gonna get what you want." i hated the punchline, that he did get what he wanted, from some other woman who fit the bill.

― diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:07 AM (seven years ago)

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:08 (one week ago) Permalink

xp: its in episode 6. That's where I got off the Louis C.K. boat as well. It's worth mentioning that I was watching this with my wife ("Come on honey, it's this show everyone says I'll like...") and she really enjoyed the first 5 episodes, but when we got to that scene it was like she had been slapped in the face.

how's life, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

xp: its in episode 6. That's where I got off the Louis C.K. boat as well. It's worth mentioning that I was watching this with my wife ("Come on honey, it's this show everyone says I'll like...") and she really enjoyed the first 5 episodes, but when we got to that scene it was like she had been slapped in the face.

― how's life, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:13 AM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this was my experience exactly except it was my wife's idea to watch the show

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:16 (one week ago) Permalink

that scene and the Pamela incident in (late s4?) were probably the ickiest. the aforementioned episode with yvonne strahovski where he hits her in the face was so obviously dreamlike/unreal that it didn't register for me in the same way

Simon H., Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:19 (one week ago) Permalink

i wish i could say i disliked the show for these problematic reasons but i just found it boring, in the way that saying 'interesting' means boring

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:20 (one week ago) Permalink

loved the last comedy special, though

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:21 (one week ago) Permalink

i can't remember what people said about that scene with melissa leo in the truck. probably talk about it on this thread.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

i didn't like the last special at all.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

both his and chapelle's last specials on netflix were blehhhh to me. like they were tired. or their stuff was tired.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I never saw any of these problematic episodes. I just watched it a couple of times and thought "heh, okay" and then never came back to it.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:23 (one week ago) Permalink

i haven't seen those episodes in forever, but a main character in a tv show doing shitty things does not mean the message is "these things are cool and ok".

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:27 (one week ago) Permalink

yes the serial sexual offender louis ck was making a point about misogyny with those scenes

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean... it is actually possible to condemn and speak poorly about behavior that you yourself exhibit. Literally everyone does it, just not on this scale.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

i haven't seen those episodes in forever, but a main character in a tv show doing shitty things does not mean the message is "these things are cool and ok".

― circa1916, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:27 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

def & i look askance at some of the criticism that seems to lack this self awareness but at the same time this has recontextualizes bits that id interpreted one way as having different resonances now

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

the one louie i saw that i really didn't like was the scary one with michael rapaport. maybe because michael rapaport is just scary. and gross. and he scared lili taylor. and he defends chris brown. so, yeah, that episode was my least favorite.

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

yes the serial sexual offender louis ck was making a point about misogyny with those scenes

― -_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:30 PM (thirteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean, dude HAS made points about misogyny in the past, yeah. didn't say he wasn't a horrible hypocrite and that these revelations recontexualize things (as D-40 said) significantly.

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I can't help but feel there's going to be a lot of awkwardness at this this year:

https://www.sfsketchfest.com/2018-lineup/

There's a _Better Things_ discussion Adlon and others will be at.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

what I've seen of s2 of Better Things has been fantastic. I'd be surprised if CK didn't stay on as an uncredited collaborator.

Simon H., Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:48 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRzs7v0do_Q

scott seward, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Here is an example of just one of many many tweets I'm getting from men along with countless threats and attacks on me as a performer and person. This is what coming forward gets you and exactly why people are so reluctant to do so. pic.twitter.com/BYLEUQSpCi

— Rebecca Corry (@TheRebeccaCorry) November 15, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpv9Btg0xeE

Annie Trinity
2 years ago
This is Louis CK. He spent most of his routines saying racist things, pretending to masturbate in public, and discussing in depth the mechanics of molesting animals. He was our most brilliant comedian.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:05 (one week ago) Permalink

3.5-star review of ILYD

https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/i-love-you-daddy

(I have at least one or two critic friends who liked it)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 03:40 (one week ago) Permalink

better things can go eat it too. who cares? end all shows about rich famous white people and their stupid rich famous white people problems that louie loves making so much.

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:11 (one week ago) Permalink

can we keep Citizen Kane tho? doesn't sound like it

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Nope, LCK's favorite movie.

nickn, Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:19 (one week ago) Permalink

end all shows about rich famous white people and their stupid rich famous white people problems

RIP TV, 1928-2017

sleepingbag, Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:38 (one week ago) Permalink

BT is primarily Adlon's vehicle, I expect it to keep going.

Simon H., Thursday, 16 November 2017 05:14 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe because michael rapaport is just scary. and gross. and he scared lili taylor. and he defends chris brown

Wait, in the show, or in real life? Not that I have posters of Michael Rapaport around my house or anything, but I always thought he was alright.

trishyb, Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:03 (one week ago) Permalink

the other day i found out he has a podcast with like 200 episodes wtf

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:03 (one week ago) Permalink

no wtf is someone else I think

treeship: a year in the life (wins), Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:05 (one week ago) Permalink

guilty lol

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:46 (one week ago) Permalink

trying to imagine a person with Michael Rapaport posters all around their house.

like, dreamy soft-focus Tiger Beat-style foldout posters where you can still see the creases and he's like reclining on a leopard-print chaise

piezoelectric landlord (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Anti-Rappaport fans have this posted instead:

https://scdn.nflximg.net/images/2261/2272261.jpg

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:20 (one week ago) Permalink

All I know about Michael Rappaport's personally life is that he was Natasha Lyonne's landlord and had to evict her and recently had a podcast beef with Bill Burr.

how's life, Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

"Wait, in the show, or in real life?"

http://www.eonline.com/news/36433/michael-rapaport-sentenced-for-harassment

"Rapaport responded: “Obviously, nobody supports beating women. OK. This guy has obviously suffered, you see all the trouble he has and all the trouble that surrounds him. He’s definitely dealing with some s–t and dealing with his own personal demons."

https://www.thewrap.com/aziz-ansari-snl-monologue-michael-rapaport-chris-brown-donald-trump/

scott seward, Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:19 (one week ago) Permalink

the rest of that quote is fucking horrifying too. what a douche.

akm, Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:36 (one week ago) Permalink

more like crapaport, amirite

loretta swit happens (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:55 (one week ago) Permalink

jeez that "white girl" comment really takes the cake

Nhex, Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

literally every sentence of that is worse than the last

frogbs, Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink


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